Raises questions in both science and social studies, discussing the values of space research, the relationship of space research to world problems, the goals of science, how new knowledge of science will change life. Includes views of the flight of John Glenn. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. Topics: NASA, space program
This historic film was made by NASA prior to the launch of Apollo 15 and shows mission preparations and goals.Apollo 15 was the ninth manned mission in the United States' Apollo program, the fourth to land on the Moon, and the eighth successful manned mission. It was the first of what were termed "J missions," long stays on the Moon, with a greater focus on science than had been possible on previous missions. It was also the first mission on which the Lunar Roving Vehicle was used.The... Topics: NASA, Apollo program, Apollo 15, 1971, space program, Cold War, space race, moon, lunar orbit,...
Made just prior to the Apollo 4 launch, this historic NASA film gives a good overview of the challenges facing the engineering team and the accomplishments made through 1966. Hosted by none other than Wehrner Von Braun, the film gives some fascinating insights into the "new" Apollo program in the wake of the disastrous Apollo 1 fire.Apollo 4, (also known as AS-501), was the first, unmanned test flight of the Saturn V launch vehicle, which was used by the U.S. Apollo program to send... Topics: NASA, Apollo program, space program, moon, Wehrner von Braun, Saturn V, rocket
Made prior to the Apollo 11 lunar landing, "Apollo Lunar Mission Update" features shots of various Kennedy Space Center installations, the Saturn V rocket and footage shot during test flights. It also contains footage of the Moon taken by the Mariner and other lunar spacecraft, and animation. The film provides explanations for the preparation for the first moon landing, followed by animation sequences tracing the space flight, moon landing, and return to earth. Conspiracy nuts will... Topics: Apollo Mission, NASA, Space Program, Moon, Kennedy Space Center, Saturn V, rocket